Facebook pixel

Physical Education Studies (A.S.)

Study physical education at JCC

A Physical Education Studies degree from SUNY Jamestown Community College puts you in position to pursue countless careers and professions in physical education, athletics, and sports. While coaching and teaching physical education are popular fields for students in our program, other opportunities include sports promotion and marketing, athletic training, officiating, psychology, exercise nutrition, facilities management, athletic administration, and more. Choose a career path in physical education that fits your goals and unique talents.

Our Physical Education Studies degree gives you the knowledge, physical skills, theory, and educational experiences to transfer to an accredited bachelor’s program in physical education, health studies, exercise science, athletic training, sports management, coaching, recreation, and related fields. JCC has many transfer agreements with regional SUNY, public, and private four-year universities and colleges. Many of our graduates save money on college by starting at JCC and continuing their education at these schools.

What can you do with a Physical Education Studies degree from JCC?

Physical Education Transfer & Career Options
  • Physical education teaching
  • Coaching certification
  • Personal training
  • Sports medicine
  • Health education
  • Athletic training
  • Exercise physiology
  • Sports psychology
  • Sport management and administration
  • Recreation and intramural administration
  • Athletic facility management

JCC Physical Education Studies internship opportunities

  • Teaching
  • Coaching
  • Intramurals
  • Sports information director
  • Facility management
  • Camp/outdoor leadership
  • Sport media/communications

Physical Education Studies program highlights

  • Graduates are prepared to pursue a bachelor’s degree in physical education teaching, athletic training, sports management, adaptive physical education, coaching, exercise science, sports medicine, health education, and more.
  • The combination of physical education studies coursework and focus on liberal arts and professionalism gives graduates a well-rounded education.
  • Many physical education teaching, athletic, and sports internships and job shadow opportunities are available to first- and second-year students each semester.
  • JCC’s many transfer agreements with regional colleges and universities provide students options to continue their education in any number of physical education studies fields.

Physical Education Studies program overview

The program focuses on courses in the liberal arts and physical education theory and activity with an emphasis on health awareness, sportsmanship, and professionalism. Students will graduate from the program with a specific knowledge base and experiences in the areas of movement, sport/athletics, recreation, and the life sciences. Individual and dual sports, fitness and conditioning, team sports, recreation, and health are among the areas that will be studied.

Printer-friendly version

Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 Humanities College Composition

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1540: Problem Solving with Mathematics

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3 Social Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Mathematics & Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1510: Health Science

3 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Elective

Recommended:

PHE 1680: Beginning Weight Training

2

INT 1520: Student Success Seminar or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning
  • Requirements for bachelor’s degrees in this field vary. Selection of electives should be made in close consultation with an advisor and should be based on student career specialization and transfer college requirements.

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Basic Communication Oral Communication

BIO 1500: Human Biology or

BIO 2510: Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1510: Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3 Other World Civilizations Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

SPT 1300: Introduction to Sport Management

3

Mathematics & Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1710: Personal Health and Safety

3 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences
  • Requirements for bachelor’s degrees in this field vary. Selection of electives should be made in close consultation with an advisor and should be based on student career specialization and transfer college requirements.

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

BIO 2760: Nutrition or

BIO 2520: Anatomy and Physiology II

3-4 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Elective

Recommended:

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology

3 Social Sciences Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Elective

Recommended:

HIS 1530: US History Before 1865 or

HIS 1540: US History Since 1865

3 American History Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

PHE 1790: Cardio Kickboxing or

PHE 1800: Running for Health and Fitness

2

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

PHE 1870: Sport Psychology

3
  • Requirements for bachelor’s degrees in this field vary. Selection of electives should be made in close consultation with an advisor and should be based on student career specialization and transfer college requirements.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

Mathematics & Sciences Elective

Recommended:

CSC 1510: Intro to Computer Science

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

PHE 1590: Principles of Fitness/Wellness

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a course from the PHE or SPT area

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

SPT 2520: Ethical Leadership in Sport and Fitness

3

Elective

Recommended:

SPT 1320: Sport in Society

3
  • Requirements for bachelor’s degrees in this field vary. Selection of electives should be made in close consultation with an advisor and should be based on student career specialization and transfer college requirements.